ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has observed that the government started rental power projects sans any planning and groundwork, SAMAA reports.
The apex court warned the rulers that they should not run the state business alike a merchant shop.
A two-member bench, comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, resumed hearing of alleged corruption in rental power projects.
In his remarks, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said the power projects were started sans any planning and groundwork.
He said “In all over the world, such schemes are started keeping in view the future scenario, but here the government demonstrated criminal negligence in this regard.”
During the course of hearing, Khawaja Tariq Rahim, the counsel of Pakistan Electric Power Company Limited (PEPCO), said advance payment of RPPs was increased due to decline in country’s economic rating.
At which Justice Khilji said “Why it was not previously considered. There is a big difference in running a merchant shop and the state business.” SAMAA